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Tilton man charged with driving 109 mph

TILTON – A Tilton man was charged with one count of reckless operation for allegedly driving 109 mph in a 70 mph zone in Canterbury on Interstate 93 southbound.Police said Joshua Lessard, 22, was weaving the 1994 Honda Prelude he was driving, passing vehicles on the left and on the right as he was clocked from a New Hampshire State Police aircraft.Lessard was stopped by a state trooper and charged. He is scheduled to appear... Read more

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Alana Persson - Let's not be silenced by problems and traged…

I am a member of the Laconia High School Class of 2015. After graduation I began traveling throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe as a cast member with the international non-profit organization Up with People. This organization has been around for 50 years, working to bring people together through music and service. Throughout these months I have been exposed to many different international issues that I had been ignorant of at home. It has... Read more

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Meredith Edward Jones office is collecting toys

MEREDITH — Jacqueline Taylor, the local Edward Jones financial adviser, is supporting the Northern District Toys for Tots program by using her office as a drop-off location for this year's drive. Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 14 Main St., downtown, during regular business hours through Dec. 23. "With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities," Taylor... Read more

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Richard E. Mudgett, 77

Richard E. Mudgett, 77

  Richard E. Mudgett, 77 NORTHFIELD — Richard Eugene Mudgett, 77, of 59 Scribner Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in his home. He was born on July 10, 1938, in Laconia, the son of the late Edward E. and Mary E. (Batchelder) Mudgett. Richard served in the Army National Guard from 1962 to 1964. He worked for several years as a machinist for such companies as Molex and Scott & Williams. He loved golf, darts and playing cribbage. He... Read more

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Calendar of Events

11-26-15 Calendar

Gilford Youth Center Turkey Trot 5K Race and Family Walk, 9 a.m. (walk starts at 8:45); starting at Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. Pre-register online at, or register the morning of the race. Proceeds from the event help support the Gilford Youth Center.  Hazel Duke traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner, noon (appetizers being served starting at 11:30 a.m.), Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia. Soda Shoppe's annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, seatings at 11... Read more

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Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Lakes Region Profiles — Meredith, the Fine Arts Museum of th…

By MARY O'NEILL Sales Associate at Roche Realty Group   Recently, I had visitors from Boston, family friends who had come up for the day to walk and talk for a couple of hours. The destination Pat and Virginia chose was Meredith. As we meandered about the buildings, public docks, and streets, I would have expected comments like "charming" or "lovely." Instead, Pat's reaction took me by surprise. "I came all the way from Boston to come to... Read more

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